In June 2014, Afghans headed to the polls to choose their next president. The election results weredisputed, however, why the candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah agreed to conduct a large vote audit before the winner will be announced. "No matter who wins, we commit ourselves to working together for the sake of Afghanistan," Abdullah promised. "We are putting the past behind us. We are looking into the future," seconded Ghani. If accepted by the candidates and their respective followers, this year's election would seal the first ever democratic transfer of power in the country’s history!
The US, Japan, Germany and many other countries have supported the stability of Afghanistan for over a decade. Next to the US, Japan and Germany have been the biggest donor countries. The conference in Tôkyô will analyze the current situation in Afghanistan. Experts from Afghanistan, Japan, Germany and NATO will illustrate the chances and challenges for future cooperation.
Language: Japanese–English with simultaneous interpretation.
Wednesday, 24 September, 16:00-19:00 h
Venue: Hotel New Otani, Tôkyô
Please apply with your full name, affiliation and contact information
by 19 September to the KAS Japan Office via E-Mail KAS-Tokyo@kas.de or Fax +81-(0)3-6426-5047
(Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis)